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by Mxylv
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Kamen Rider Zero-One
Topic: KR Zero-One 02 released
Replies: 52
Views: 1721

Re: KR Zero-One 02 released

This was really well done. Fuwa himself seems a bit more one-dimensional than the first episode implied, but his backstory combined with Hiden having legitimate issues with corruption and coverups gave him a little more nuance. The Mamoru subplot was kinda nice, but I could've used a couple of episo...
by Mxylv
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Kamen Rider Zero-One
Topic: KR Zero-One 01 released
Replies: 69
Views: 4292

Re: KR Zero-One 01 released

I actually really enjoyed this episode. We got a nice amount of worldbuilding, a fair blend of comedic and serious points, and quite a bit of potential, both for the overarching story and for exploring some interesting themes. I was initially a bit concerned about the main character being a comedian...
by Mxylv
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Kamen Rider Zi-O
Topic: Worst Heisei Riders
Replies: 43
Views: 4639

Re: Worst Heisei Riders

There's a subtext in Ghost which begs for a real deep dive, but the format of Kamen Rider just couldn't go there, and it's sad to have wasted a real thinkpiece concept. What are spirits? Is life worth hanging onto, and how far should one go in that pursuit? I mean, the show literally had a Buddhist...
by Mxylv
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 24 released
Replies: 23
Views: 1059

Re: Ryusoulger 24 released

As far as the main plot went, I felt it was a little formulaic (at first Canalo can't do something, then he can after a training sequence), though the misunderstanding was quite an entertaining one in retrospect. Unfortunately, this didn't do what I felt a character-focused episode should do; it nei...
by Mxylv
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 23 Released!
Replies: 19
Views: 1246

Re: Ryusoulger 23 Released!

If I wanted to pick out one good thing about the episode, it would be that they resolved the issues I had with the duplication episode (around 6 minutes in). Looks like these are the real Ryuusoulgers after all. Well, this episode tossed out a couple of storytelling rules. The story isn't completely...
by Mxylv
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 22 released
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Ryusoulger 22 released

In a way, this felt like everything I wanted the last episode to be, so that's an easy win for me. There's more drama (appropriate for the premise), a more teacher-y Master Pink, and a somewhat deeper take on Creon and his original master. If one views it as a Red- and Pink-focused episode without t...
by Mxylv
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 21 released
Replies: 16
Views: 1636

Re: Ryusoulger 21 released

This was the first time in a while that I've felt like Ryuusoulger could still end up as a pretty good show. Something in the execution's still lacking for me, though--Master Pink acts seems more like a slightly older RyuusoulPink than a wise character for the majority of the episode, adding onto he...
by Mxylv
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 20 released
Replies: 12
Views: 1256

Re: Ryusoulger 20 released

That was a pretty solid episode, even if there were a couple of issues keeping it from greatness. I think these issues tend more towards the directing side rather than the scripting one, since it seemed to take the break-the-character-to-find-their-core approach with the challenge to Towa not sheddi...
by Mxylv
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 19 released
Replies: 9
Views: 945

Re: Ryusoulger 19 released

Have to say, Ui’s father feels like an unsung charm of the series. It feels like he should be annoying, but I really don’t find him that bad. This was a very filler-y episode, but it does play with some interesting (and kinda creepy) ideas. Kind of a shame that an episode with Melto as the main huma...
by Mxylv
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Ultraman
Topic: Shin Ultraman. 2021. Higuchi will direct, Anno will produce/write
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Shin Ultraman. 2021. Higuchi will direct, Anno will produce/write

Huh. Between sharing a name, writer, director and co-production company with Shin Gojira, it does look a bit like a cash grab; with that said, I'm willing to hope it'll be a good cash grab. The concept kinda reminds me of the context-less 2015 trailer combined with 2004's ULTRAMAN: The Next, in term...
by Mxylv
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 18 released
Replies: 20
Views: 1456

Re: Ryusoulger 18 released

It seems odd saying this, but this feels like the most Eastern philosophy and/or religion-based episode I've seen by far, going far beyond the concept of objects having feelings and deserving respect (which has already been expressed once or twice earlier in the show) and straight into Buddhist alle...
by Mxylv
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Kamen Rider
Topic: KR Zero-One announcement trailer
Replies: 35
Views: 2708

Re: KR Zero-One announcement trailer

Zero-One's suit design has definitely grown on me, though admittedly I thought it was pretty ugly when I saw the first leak (then again, if I can get used to Ex-Aid's design it makes sense that I can get used to this). Interesting choice that none of the suits seem to have a mouth, though. It certai...
by Mxylv
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?
Replies: 43
Views: 2727

Re: Which resolution do you usually download TV-Nihon videos at?

It can depend on my mood, but I'll generally download something at 720p if I'm hyped for it or plan to share it with others (otherwise I'll go with SD, especially if I'd like to watch sooner rather than later). I usually watch on my laptop, which only has a height of 768, so even aside from file siz...
by Mxylv
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Sentai-Kishiryuu Sentai Ryusoulger
Topic: Ryusoulger 17 released
Replies: 14
Views: 1189

Re: Ryusoulger 17 released

Huh; neither Bamba nor Towa have their character arcs undone, but it's kinda weird that they're still walking around on their own. I'm also not sure if my attempted predictions of two separate twists that never materialized (namely, Mosa Rex only pretending to be pretending and the kid being the rea...
by Mxylv
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Ultraman
Topic: Every Single Ultraman Series Is Making Its Way to the United States
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Every Single Ultraman Series Is Making Its Way to the United States

According to SciFiJapan, the marketing VP said they'll “bring the Ultraman catalog to North American audiences through a multi-faceted release model... in tandem with the classic series, we will also be releasing the more recent series and films to appease fans of both classic and modern Ultraman.” ...

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